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  • Daytrippers: Whale Watch

    Daytrippers: Whale Watch
    The Privateer IV is docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest seaports in the country. It is a high speed vessel, owned by 7 Seas Whale Watch and, every summer, visitors flock to it's decks to travel out into the open waters in hopes of meeting majestic creatures of the sea. Oftentimes, the boat heads for Jeffreys Ledge on the northern end of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. "It's a very biologically rich area and it's been recognized that it is an important feeding area for different species of whales," said naturalist Jay Frontierro, who has worked for 7 Seas for 22 years. "Remember, this is a nature trip, so we're never sure what we're going to get," smiled Frontierro, noting that Humpbacks, Finbacks and Minke whales are the most common mammals to spy off the coast of the north shore during the warm weather. But, "we sometimes see sharks," he added.
  • Daytrippers: The Schooner Argia

    Daytrippers: The Schooner Argia
    Daytrippers visits Mystic's scenic landscape and climbs aboard the Schooner Argia. This modern replica of a 19th century sailing schooner is docked near the quaint downtown and provides tourists a chance to see the coast from onboard a ship.  Argia is a...

    Five questions for Frank Hamons

    Five questions for Frank Hamons
    Frank Hamons, a trained biologist who for the past 30 years has led efforts to dredge the port of Baltimore's channels, has left the Maryland Port Administration for the private sector. Hamons, 71, who worked his last day as deputy director for harbor...

    State of the Chesapeake [Editorial]

    State of the Chesapeake  [Editorial]
    To view the latest measure of the state of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, the Chesapeake Bay Program's "Bay Barometer," is not unlike receiving the interim report card of a chronically underachieving student. Whatever modest progress is reported,...

    Florida shells to help revive MD's oysters

    Florida shells to help revive MD's oysters
    Some long-gone oysters from prehistoric times are going to play a role in restoring the Chesapeake Bay's current crop of bivalves. Maryland has purchased 112,500 tons of fossilized oyster shells for $6.3 million from a quarry in the panhandle of Florida,...